It’s time for another edition of the YDH2S newsletter, where we give you the scoop on a ton of dance parties that we put on ourselves or think you’ll want to hit up. This edition is absolute jam-packed as we’re expanding our listings. Expect every edition to get a little bit bigger.
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Fri. 5/16 – HEAD ON: Brooklyn vs. Manhattan @ the Bell House
Sat. 5/17 – Bill Murray Is Feeling Awfully Gloomy @ the Grand Victory
Sat. 5/17 – Crazy Since da 90s @ Union Hall
6/7 – Footwerq @ Trophy Bar
6/14 – The Rebirth of Happy House @ Tandem
6/21 – Feeling Gloomy gets Morrissey at Barclays FOMO
6/27 – HEAD ON: Prince vs. Bowie @ Littlefield
Every Thursday – Air a Danser
HEAD ON: BROOKLYN vs MANHATTAN
New York City is known far and wide as a place for great music, and nowadays you can’t swing a dead cat around Brooklyn without hitting a bunch of guys with beards, guitars, and synthesizers. But it wasn’t always that way, for years and years almost all of the bands formed in Manhattan and probably scoffed at Brooklyn. So we thought it would be fun to pit all of Manhattan’s musical might vs. everything Brooklyn has given us.
Head On is a monthly dance battle. Resident DJs Brian Blackout, Spoolwork, and Lepaux (finally back yay!) will musically ask the hard questions like: L.E.S. vs. Williamsburg, Madonna vs Beyonce, the CBGB’s scene vs. the Glasslands set, Dev Hynes vs Lou Reed. We have a feeling this is going to get personal.
w/residents Lepaux, Spoolwork, & Brian Blackout
Friday May 16 @ the Bell House front room
149 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Bk
F/G/R to 4th-9th
10:00 p.m. – late
Head On FB page
Head On Twitter
BILL MURRAY is FEELING Awfully GLOOMY
You might think the Brothers Gloom (DJs of Feeling Gloomy NYC), while extremely literate in the fields of anglocentric sad bastard music, might not be cineastes, but you’d be wrong. We’ve spent loads of time watching films, mostly sad ones, or ones with particularly sad bits (which are our favorites). That is how we came to be great admirers of Bill Murray.
Bill Murray stands alone among his peers, portraying some of our favorite miserable characters of all time. The suicidal weatherman of Groundhog Day, the suicidal industrialist of Rushmore, the washed up actor / master karaoke-r of Lost in Translation, the cuckolded psychiatrist in the Royal Tenenbaums. Not only has Mr Murray performed some of the greatest gloomy acting of our generation, but his movies are jam-packed with great music, and he’s known far and wide for his own abilities as a lounge singer, karaoke singer, and bon vivant.
So we’re going to pay tribute to Bill Murray with songs from his movies. We’ll have a singalong to Roxy Music’s “More Than This,” (which he sings in Lost in Translation). We’re going to dress up as Mr Murray from any of his many movies, and we’ll give a prize to the best costume. We’ll project some of his movies, drink lots of scotch (it will be Suntory time for approximately 5 hours that night), pose for pictures with Fake Bill Murray, tick off items on our bucket lists, and most importantly, dance like mad to the tearful melodies of our favorite songs from his movies.
- + Group karaoke singalong to Roxy Music’s “More Than This”
- + Costume Contest
- + It’s going to be Suntory time for basically 5 hours
- + Take selfies with our STUNNINGLY REALISTIC faux-Bill Murray
- + Resident DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom spinning songs from Bill Murray films so you can channel your inner Bill Murray on the dancefloor + all your gloomy, anglophilic faves
Bill Murray Is Feeling Awfully Gloomy
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
Saturday, Apr. 19 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter
CRAZY SINCE DA 90s
We’re getting crazy again on Saturday night at UNION HALL! Cause uh, DUH, the 90s was only like the raddest decade ever!
We’ll be throwin down all your favorite 90s joints to get you all nostalgic for those awesome times. All the good stuff and maybe some bad stuff. It’s gonna be da bomb and all that. No diggity. No doubt.
DJs:: STEFONIX :: BRENDAN :: BIANCA
HIP HOP :: R&B :: HOUSE :: ALTERNATIVE
FREE before 11pm for the first 100 RSVPs
$5 after 11pm
**$7 Gin & Juice drink special all night**
AIR A DANSER
Air a Danser –
Laid back music selections by :
Matt Brownell & Steve ShakeWell
Air a Danser is:
An “All Filler, No Killer” get together, featuring the sounds of :
– relieving the turnstile stress, smooth operating, hot sax, tranquillo, and other urban beach bar vibes
Happy Hr Specials til 7pm
– $ 3 select drafts
– $ 4 well
– $ 10 burger & beer
**Frozen Balearic Breezes
…our own signature rum drink, a take on Steve’s bay breeze
a tasty Caribbean themed menu